Chinanews.com, Hangzhou, February 5th, title: Zhejiang Cultural Tourism Observation: Why do people look forward to the fireworks show?
Reporter Tong Xiaoyu
In the past two days, the most heated discussion in Hangzhou people's circle of friends is the fireworks show, which was restarted after 11 years.
Today is the Lantern Festival, and the 2023 "Welcome to the Asian Games and Celebrate the Lantern Festival" fireworks and light show will be staged on the banks of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.
This has also become the most anticipated event of the week.
In order to witness a fireworks feast, the hotel's river view suites and river cruise ships were robbed, and even the 40,000 yuan a night river view room was also "famous".
Netizens who can't grab it have published a reference guide for watching the fireworks show, the best viewing point of "Hematemesis Arrangement".
The Hangzhou Highway Traffic Police predicts that there will be "over a million" spectators on the Lantern Festival.
Hangzhou is not the only one looking forward to the fireworks event.
The reporter learned that Guilin in Guangxi, Guangzhou in Guangdong, and Zhuzhou in Hunan all issued relevant notices announcing that they would hold a fireworks show on the Lantern Festival, which attracted many netizens to post and repost.
The Lantern Festival is the first important festival after the Chinese New Year.
In people's understanding, the Spring Festival really ends after the Lantern Festival.
This Lantern Festival, why do people look forward to a fireworks show so much?
Blossoming stars rose into the night sky, blooming bright fireworks in the dark night.
From a visual point of view, the fireworks show is full of atmosphere, quite ornamental, and fits the leisure needs of the public.
In recent years, whether it is Juzizhoutou in Changsha, Wunvzhou in Jiangxi or Shanghai Disneyland, they have attracted many tourists to check in with their fireworks shows. Fireworks shows have become "net celebrity" projects that attract tourists.
The reporter saw that on various social platforms, netizens posted photos of the fireworks show in an endless stream, and they were willing to go even if they knew it was crowded.
Some netizens commented: After standing on the rooftop with a few friends for eight hours, it was half an hour for the fireworks show.
Some are still unsatisfied: If you ask me if I will choose to watch the fireworks show if I have another chance, my answer is definitely yes.
In addition to the hot viewing rooms of the hotel for the Hangzhou fireworks show, the teahouses and restaurants beside the Qiantang River where the fireworks show can be seen are also popular. Several high-level restaurants are basically sold out on the night of the Lantern Festival.
This shows the attraction of the fireworks show to the public.
From a cultural perspective, Chen Huawen, vice president of the Zhejiang Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Association, said that setting off fireworks has a place in China's folk culture.
It is responsible for the atmosphere of the New Year in memory, which can be seen from the poems left by ancient literati and poets.
Xin Qiji, a poet of the Southern Song Dynasty, once described the scene of the Lantern Festival in this way: Dongfeng puts flowers and thousands of trees at night, and it blows down, and the stars are like rain.
It can be seen that fireworks are a Chinese-style romance that has lasted for thousands of years.
This year, Hangzhou restarted the fireworks show, attracting many tourists.
In the reporter's opinion, it is not so much that people punch in the fireworks show, it is better to say that they are pursuing the custom culture of the year.
According to data from the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, this Spring Festival, traditional culture and folk customs experience have gradually become new hot spots in the tourism market.
The Xiashi lanterns in Jiaxing, known as "a must in the south of the Yangtze River", the iron flowers in Taizhou's capital city, the Lishui cloud and Banlong dance, which are known as "the first dragon in Chuzhou", all make people feel the rich culture contained in traditional Chinese festivals. heritage.
Of course, annual custom culture is not static.
For example, in many places, the "old" customs have been given a new taste, and the classic and fashionable modern lantern festival created by the deep integration of traditional art skills and modern technology meets the play needs of all age groups.
To some extent, traditional festivals such as the Spring Festival and Lantern Festival can exude lasting cultural charm precisely because the customs of the year continue to keep pace with the times.
With the change of people's ideas, I believe that there will be more novel and creative "opening methods" in the future.
We are looking forward to the fireworks show, and we are also looking forward to the timeless New Year custom culture.